We live in a technologically diverse society, where technology is so advanced that we can do almost anything with the click of a button. Yet, there are times when we need to stop, step back and take time to reflect on God's Word. For many believers, feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy are sensed often in a world that is in desperate need for God to move in their lives. The Word of God empowers our lives and shapes our thinking in ways technology could never achieve. It is my belief that the greatest spiritual awakening of all times is taking place today. More people are seeking spiritual maturity than ever before. Therefore, Issues of the Heart is a helpful tool to individuals and groups alike to explore the riches of God's Word and find spiritual nourishment.
I have come to realize that life experiences tend to influence our mission and shape our vision for life's work. Most Christians have a profound desire to find meaning and connection in a world that sometime feels cold and indifferent. Our hearts yearn for a sense of purpose and fulfillment. In the book of James, it tells us to "draw near to God and He will draw near to us" (4:8). God invites us to draw closer to Him; He invites our presence. It is God's unwavering desire for every believer to have a close relationship with Him. However, a close relationship with God requires time spent with Him in study, meditation, and prayer.